The Volunteers of Sumpter Valley. The crews of our two 2018 Sumpter Valley Fall Photo Trains pose on the pilots before saddling up to ride. From left to right, they are as follows: Jim Grigsby (leaning on #3's pilot), Jennifer Jenks and Sam McCloskey (on either side of the smokebox), Jerry Holmes (standing on foot board), Jace Svaty, Charlie Constantinidis, John McKay (sitting on the pilot of 19), Charles Bruce, Greg Maxwell, Tom Young (standing on the pilot of 19), and Taylor Rush. Taylor is the Operations Manager for the Sumpter Valley Railroad and coordinated the entire event from an operations standpoint.
These folks are nearly all volunteers, some of whom travel a very long way to help put on this show. Hopefully, my photos and those of the other photographers who attended this event are a testament to the tremendous job they do.